Monthly Archives: August 2014

First haircut since surgery (46 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

Today is August 29 and I am now one month and two weeks or 46 days post-op.

I got my first haircut today since my surgery, and below are some pictures.

I normally get a No. 4 on the back and sides and then I have the top and front blended in with scissors.

My scalp where the frontal hairline and temporal peaks were recreated is still a bit pink like I have a sunburn and some of the original hairs that didn’t shed are quite long while many of the micro hairs and two-hair grafts are sprouting.

The suture line is still really red but it blends in with the rest of the back of my scalp. Unless you knew what you were looking for, you couldn’t find my suture line by simply looking at my head.

My first hair cut since the surgery shows how much I really hated my old hairline and how excited I am for all of the new hair to grow in over the next few months.

When it comes to a hair transplant, you’re always waiting.

You’re waiting to have the surgery. You’re sitting in a chair during the surgery. You’re waiting for the crusts to come off and the sutures to be removed, and then you’re waiting for all of the hair to grow in.

It’s a process that takes quite a long time, but I know it’ll all be worth it.

Check back soon for my next update at 2 months.

All my best,

-Lance

Photo on 8-29-14 at 4.56 PM

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1 month update (31 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

Today is August 14 and I am exactly one month or 31 days post-op from my surgery with Dr. Huebner.

Surprisingly I have a lot of hairs from the original grafts still in and some one-hair micrografts have started to grow as well.

My scalp where the grafts were transplanted is a little pink and looks like I have a sunburn, but I don’t think anyone would notice it unless I point it out. I’ve had two ingrown hairs in the transplanted area since my surgery and they haven’t been a problem. I still feel a little numb in the top of my scalp where many of the larger, slit grafts were placed but I was told that some numbness and redness can last a few months after surgery.

The suture line is healing well and I am back to my normal routine of working out, riding my bike, and playing sports and there is no tightness in the suture line.

I haven’t had a haircut since my surgery as the scalp next to the suture line that was shaved but not excised is growing, so I will wait until the trimmed hair around the suture line is a decent length so my haircut will blend everything in.

Check back soon for my next update.

All my best,

-Lance

Note: Later in 2014 Dr. Huebner created his own practice called Natural Transplants.

Check out my 1 month post-op video on my YouTube channel.

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What my suture line looks like

For those who are curious about what my suture line looks like from my hair transplant procedure with Dr. Matthew Huebner, here are several photos from various points when I had the sutures in and what the suture line looks like as of this post. Right now the suture line is a little red but it will heal over the next year until it camouflages into a white trace line just like a crease in my hair.

Note: Dr. Huebner now has his own practice called Natural Transplants.

Day of the surgery (7-14-14). In the third photo, notice how far the suture line goes all the way past my ear on both sides:

 

 

 

One week with the sutures in (7-21-14):

 

 

10 days post op right before suture removal (7-24-14):

In all, I had about 40-some odd sutures in the back of my head

Four weeks (8-04-14):

 

 

Today (one month and three days, 8-17-14). Notice how over time, the suture line has become more difficult to find:

 

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my hair transplant blog, My Follicular Journey.

My name is Lance and I had a follicular unit transplantation (FUT/strip) procedure on July 14, 2014 conducted by Dr. Matt Huebner in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Later in 2014, Dr. Huebner created his own practice called Natural Transplants.

I will post updates of my progress as the transplanted hairs begin to grow.